Digital Spring Cleaning

Spring is typically a time to thoroughly clean your house.  This spring include your digital life in your spring cleaning. Internet users can get a fresh start with their online life by keeping all machines clean, purging their online files, enhancing security features and ensuring that their online reputation shines. What can you do?

  • Keep a clean machine:
    • Keep all software current
    • Include all machines, this includes mobile phones, tablets, cameras, etc.
  • Make sure you are secure:
    • Use two-step authentication when possible
    • Secure your router
    • Use strong passwords
    • Use different passwords for each account
    • Use different passwords for each device
  • Purge and Protect:
    • Delete/close accounts you no longer use
      • Email
      • Social media
      • newsletters
    • Delete or archive old emails
    • Delete or archive old files
    • Dispose of old electronics securely
    • Update privacy/security settings of all accounts
    • Back up data
  • Clean your online reputation:
    • Own your online presence
    • Clean up your social media presence
    • Update your “online self”